Bones Essay

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In the past decade, network television has been bombarded by crime shows attempting to make their mark on viewers. All of these programs—CSI, Lie to Me, Numb3rs, Law & Order—have the same general set up of a male lead with a hot-head who is complemented by his team of FBI agents. As a loyal viewer and fan of Bones, I often wonder what makes it stay afloat with so many shows out there like it. Could it be that Bones isn’t like any of the other crime shows? Through its crimes and unsolved murders, Bones helps its viewers make sense of the disastrous world around them. The world we live in is full of danger and unsolved crime, but after watching Dr. Brennan, her team of “squints” and Agent Booth solve even the most bizarre murders, the …show more content…
Finally, Nguyen also says that while the actors portray their roles very well, and it is clear that the “slight chemistry between Deschanel [Dr. Brennan] and Boreanaz [Agent Booth] doesn’t seem to be headed for any successful route,” which he obviously thinks is an old, worn-out scenario. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and as we have seen in the most recent season, Booth has accepted his feelings for Brennan and, in the early episodes of season five, has been trying to tell her how he feels. In the real world, many crimes remain unsolved, but in Bones every murder is solved and the killer is brought to justice. As Letizia, the author of a TV review entitled “Bones”, asserts, “fans root not just for crimes to be solved, but for [Booth and Brennan], working in tandem, to solve them.” The viewer begins to trust these two characters and think of them as real people they have let into their lives. Another difference, pointed out by Letizia, that Bones offers is
Where an episode of CSI leaves one with the feeling that ‘evil’ exists no matter what we do about it, Bones makes the case that there is also ‘good.’ Granted, truly happy endings are rare when it comes to murder investigations, but the victims depicted in Bones often find some sort of redemption at the end—even if it simply means their families learn what really happened to them.
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